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Shree Govindji Muljibhai Ghaghada of
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare,
Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.
It is with great regret that we inform the members of our community that Shree Govindji Muljibhai Ghaghada, aged 88 very sadly passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, 6th November 2007, Aso Vad Baras (12), 2063 in
Funeral took place on Thursday 8th November 2007 at 4.00 p.m.
We wish to convey our sincere gratitude to all our relatives, friends and well wishers for their support, sympathy, and condolences by personal visit, telephone, by e-mail and paying their respects at the funeral.
Eulogy by Prabhudas Govindji Pattni (son)
at the Hendon Crematorium,
"Krasaya vasudevaya, devaki-nandanaya ca, nanda-gopa-kumaraya, govindaya namonamah"
(Prayer by Queen Kunti to Lord Shree Krsna - from Shreemad Bhagavatam)
Jaya sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu-nityananda, sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta vrnda.
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare, Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.
In Bhagavat Gita, which is the cream of vedic knowledge, Lord Shree Krsna has certified this material world as temporary and full of miseries "duhkhalayam asasvatam". "Mam upetya punar janma duhkkhalayam asasvatam, napnuvanti mahatmanah, samsiddhim paramam gatah " (Bhagavat Gita Verse 8.15).
Even if one is prepared to live in a miserable condition, he is not allowed to do so. Lord Krsna says at the time of death He takes away everything, including our memory - "mrtyuh sarva-haras caham".
If, however, one keeps Lord Krsna in the centre - and we will see how Pujya Bapuji did so - one's life is peaceful, in spite of all the difficulties. Lord Krsna is the cause of all causes as confirmed by Lord Brahma in the Brahma Samhita - "Isvar param Krsna, sat-cit-anand vigrahah, anadir adir govind, sarva karana karanam."
I spoke to Pujya Bapuji twelve hours before he left his material body. He was composed. We said Jai Shree Krsna to each other. The conversation was brief. But the last four words he told me reflected his consciousness and surrender to Lord Krsna. He told me "Bhagavan rakhe em revu" - or in other words, just accept any situation in which God may place you.
During the last twelve hours Pujya Bapuji read the sixteenth chapter of Bhagavat Gita, chanted one round of the Holy Name on beads. Up to the last breath, Pujya Bapuji's consciousness was spiritual. He was engaged in the devotional service of the Lord by "sravanam kirtanam". This state of Krsna consciousness is described by Lord Krsna in the last verse of Chapter Two of Bhagavat Gita - Verse No. 72.
"Esa brahmi sthithi parth, nainam prapya vimuhyati, sthitvasyam ante kale api, brahma-nirvanam rchhati".
The translation of this verse is "That is the way of spiritual and godly life, after attaining which a man is not bewildered. If one is thus situated, one can enter into the
Pujya Bapuji was born in our native
For better prospects he went to
In 1953, he moved to
Several times during Pujya Bapuji's stay in
He was very compassionate and had a charitable disposition. He used to visit the
He helped in constructing a crematorium at
Pujya Bapuji, we all miss you very much. We would like to assure you that we will follow in your footsteps. We pray to Lord Krsna to grant Pujya Bapuji service at His lotus feet. On behalf of our family, I thank each one of you for sharing with us our moments of great grief. I request all present to please come to our residence at Stanmore for chas at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Thank you very much. Hare Krsna."
Benaben Govindji Muljibhai
Ajit Govindji Mulji (
Rasik Govindji Mulji (
Kamlesh Govindji Mulji (
Mayur Govindji Mulji (
Hansaben Mansukhlal Challa (
Pratibhaben Rajubhai Satikuvar (